Thursday, February 19, 2009
When do your kids start being embarrassed by you? My daughter is 12 and asked me to please come to her school on Career Day and speak about my career. AND she came to see me today during their break AND gave me a hug IN FRONT OF HER FRIENDS!!! I was shocked, but I went with it. Maybe she'll be embarrassed by me tomorrow.
My Career Day "speech" actually went pretty well. They set me up in a room with one other speaker and we each presented our careers three times to three different groups of kids. The stuff I had to hand out was interesting to the kids and no one fell asleep! When my daughter was in the group, I had her dress in a clean room suit and keep it on during my entire presentation. She loved the attention and the kids thought it was great. I even had one kid say he thought I was cool. I know, I know. I shouldn't care what 12 and 13-year olds think. But, hey! At least one of them liked me!!! And I liked that!!
The other guy was a detective. His toys were much cooler than mine. I mean, really, how do you compete with a taser? Luckily, I went first with each group so I was interesting for at least the first 20 minutes!
It was fun to do and I would do it again if asked. But, I'm also glad it's over.